2022 Outfest LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Virtual - You Can Live Forever

Expired July 26, 2022 3:00 PM
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This debut feature from directing team Mark Slutsky and Sarah Watts tells a tender story within a Jehovah’s Witness community about a teen girl falling in love for the first time in the wake of her father’s death. Jaime is secure in her queerness, but her crush Marike is too devout to fully live in her truth. Their relatives and neighbors are portrayed as loving, but unmoving in their adherence to traditional gender roles. Marike adheres to them, and tries to get Jaime to do the same, causing conflict between the young lovers. But the two can’t stay away from each other, stealing glances at dinner and having flirtatious sleepovers. And when the community catches on to their secret love, Jaime must choose between being with Marike or being true to herself.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English, French
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Los Angeles
  • Director
    Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
  • Screenwriter
    Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
  • Producer
    Robert Vroom
  • Executive Producer
    John Christou
  • Co-Producer
    Barbara Rosenstein (Associate Producer)
  • Cast
    Anwen O'Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell, Tim Campbell, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman
  • Cinematographer
    Gayle Ye
  • Editor
    Amélie Labrèche
  • Production Design
    André Chamberland
  • Composer